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Gold-Grobe House

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1902; 1916 additions. 413 N. Llano St.

The Gold-Grobe House demonstrates the changes in the use of building materials that took place in Fredericksburg in the early twentieth century. The original house, a three-bay one-story limestone structure, was more than doubled in size in 1916 with the construction of a second floor and a rear wing. The new sections were built for farmer and surveyor F. W. Grobe using cast-concrete blocks from Basse Brothers Cement Yard, which suggests that limestone, while available, may have become a more expensive solution. The first floor porch columns are also Basse products.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Gold-Grobe House", [Fredericksburg, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 215-215.

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